Making coffee at home is a rewarding and relaxing way to start your morning. This guide will help you along as you make handcrafted coffee in the comfort of your own home. Feel intimidated? Don’t be! Our guide is here to help you.
Looking for a dripper? Our favourite entry-level drippers include the Kinto Slow Coffee Style and Kono Meimon Drippers due to their price point and ease of use. The Hario Pourover Kit is a great beginners set as almost everything you need is included.
Know you like coffee but unsure of what beans to select? Our coffee guide will help you select the perfect coffee to suit your taste buds.
Now, let’s get started.
You will need:
- 20 grams of coffee
- Dripper of choice
- Filter Paper
- A gooseneck kettle (preferred for its level of control)
- A scale & timer
- Boil your water to 90 C (about 30 seconds off boil if you do not have a thermometer)
- Set up your station: put your dripper on your coffee server or mug and insert filter paper. Wet the filter paper with hot water. This will help the filter paper adhere to the dripper, remove the paper taste, as well as warm up the server/mug.
- Weigh out 20 grams of coffee and grind to a “medium” grind (should look like something like sea salt)
- With your coffee server/dripper combination on your scale, add freshly ground coffee and tap the dripper to distribute the coffee and create an even bed.
- Tare your scale and start your timer. Add 60 grams of hot water to the coffee. This is your bloom. The goal of the bloom is to wet all the coffee to start the brewing process. Use slow concentric circles to ensure even water distribution – you want to ensure you are not just dumping the water over the grounds. You are trying to soak the coffee grounds as much as possible.
- Once you’ve reached 60 grams, wait 35-40 seconds and then add additional hot water to reach 200 grams total of poured water.
- Wait for 1:15-1:20 minutes and pour enough hot water to reach 320 grams total of poured hot water.
- Lift the coffee dripper and swirl for a final agitation, and set back onto server/mug with a bit of a “thump.”
- Once all the water has passed through the dripper, remove and swirl coffee.
- Pour into a warm mug if using a server and…..enjoy!!